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CarcharodonJul. 22, 2014 - 08:25AM JST
"TBS reported that a group of 20 individuals "
a hunting party of 20?? when I go hunting back home, you can better believe there not are 20 of us roaming around. That is a recipe for disaster. 4 is getting too big, but 20?
"A 68-year-old member of the party fired at what he thought was a deer"
What he thought was a deer. That is quite flabbergasting. Positively identify your target, don't take a pot shot at what you think might be a deer. Never shoot at shape alone, never shoot at sound alone, never shoot at movement alone.
Posted in: Deer hunter shot and killed by fellow hunter
CarcharodonJul. 13, 2014 - 10:16PM JST
I had a browse the Japanese sites are describing it as a 原付バイク - Gentsuki baiku which is a "Scooter" a 50cc, step-thru, a vespa, a moped.
Minibike? I have never heard that term to describe a scooter - a mini bike is a miniature version of a full sized motorbike, often not street legal - though the "Honda Z" a.k.a the "Monkey", is a famous street legal mini bike.
Post office ride full size delivery bikes.
Odds are that this old lady like thousands of other middle aged and elderly ladies in Japan was on a 50cc scooter. The ones that follow the law and ride at the supposed maximum of 30kph are actually putting themselves in more danger than the ones who go flat out and try to go at the same speed of the traffic flow. Though in this case, stopped at the lights and ploughed over by this drunken idiot and dragged to her death? He is going for away for quite a while and R.I.P lady. Wrong place at the wrong time.
Posted in: Minibike rider dies after hit by car, dragged for 1.3 kms
CarcharodonJul. 12, 2014 - 10:48PM JST
"sobbing" was the best adjective for this headline? not: bewailing, blubbering, wailing, or crocodile tears?
Posted in: Sobbing politician resigns; faces charges for misuse of funds
CarcharodonJul. 11, 2014 - 07:40AM JST
yes, that is a pile of poo on their heads....
Posted in: News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash
CarcharodonJul. 10, 2014 - 08:15AM JST
Was really hoping for a NEDvGER final but alas, it will have to be ARG who get thumped in the final.
Brazils misery continues as the arch-enemy progress. Germany will have a lot of local support now, if you cant beat them, join them.
Lets go Deutschland!
Posted in: Argentina beat Netherlands in penalty shootout to reach World Cup final
CarcharodonJul. 09, 2014 - 10:59PM JST
Watching it live, he crashed twice today...the second time he called its quits. He was unable to even mount his bike. He hopped in the car and is done.
Posted in: Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist
CarcharodonJul. 09, 2014 - 05:47AM JST
5-0! at half time! Wow Brazil are getting annihilated
Posted in: Brazil vs Germany: How do they compare?
CarcharodonJul. 07, 2014 - 07:11PM JST
just watching the news, there are monstrous waves already hitting Okinawa and they are predicting waves of up to 14m! Batton down the hatches Southerners.
Posted in: Japan issues highest alert as typhoon approaches Okinawa
CarcharodonJul. 07, 2014 - 03:59PM JST
Trust Gerry Brownlee to be right in the thick of it.
Good to see these Japanese victims have not been forgotten, as they slipped very quickly from the Japan public conscience when Japan had its own massive disaster not one month after the Ch-ch quake.
Posted in: Abes honor earthquake victims
CarcharodonJul. 07, 2014 - 12:36PM JST
A natural burial/ green burial is how I want to depart. Wrap me in a hemp shroud, plop my in the shallow grave and plant a tree on top.
Avoiding the funeral industry ( and not just in Japan, but the West is equally bad ) as much as possible much is highly desirable. They are like vultures - literally and figuratively.
Posted in: A dying business: family graves in Japan
CarcharodonJul. 06, 2014 - 11:00AM JST
My neighbourhood had a huge problem with them and I found the source one day - the sewers. The small hole in the manhole covers where the workmen insert the metal hooks to open the manholes was a portal, I saw several come out one night and upon shining a flashlight down there I was shocked. I told to the good wife and she said that in her friends neighbourhood the council had sealed the manholes, so out with the duck tape and all several manholes near my house all taped up and the cockroach problem in the immediate vicinity of my house was 95% solved.
Posted in: Roach-induced asthma cases on the rise
CarcharodonJun. 30, 2014 - 12:20PM JST
I am never without FB Purity - a great chrome extension that give you full control of your facebook content. It's make the whole FB experience viable.
Posted in: Facebook under fire over secret study
CarcharodonJun. 30, 2014 - 12:09PM JST
Option A - Remove the goal keeper. play 10 on 10. That should get the goal scoring on overdrive!
Option B - No offside during the extra time.
PK's are terrible for the guy who misses, like an American Football kicker missing a game winning field goal in the dying seconds ala Scott Norwood in the Superbowl
A infamous example is Roberto Baggio at the 1994 World Cup Final. I bet that still haunts him.
Posted in: Is a penalty shootout the best way to determine the winner in the knockout stages of tournaments like the World Cup?
CarcharodonJun. 24, 2014 - 09:33PM JST
Give that dog a scooby snack! well done little dog.
Posted in: Dog saves the day after 5-year-old boy attacked by bear in Akita
CarcharodonJun. 23, 2014 - 06:21PM JST
( insert Picard facepalm here ) because words are failing me
Posted in: Leadership does nothing despite sexual harassment of assembly member
CarcharodonJun. 23, 2014 - 06:10PM JST
because words are failing me.
CarcharodonJun. 21, 2014 - 07:18PM JST
hey on bright side for those sick of the overbearing wave of Blue, the World Cup will be "over" in Japan on Wednesday, when Colombia beats Japan. The wall to wall coverage will end, and a huge number of people will stop caring.
Fairweather fans? rather like "blueweather" fans!
Posted in: Woe to any Japanese who disregards the World Cup
CarcharodonJun. 14, 2014 - 10:52AM JST
The Chile Australia game was played on a pretty mediocre pitch: it was cutting up, patchy. Yet anther embarrassment for the dis-organizers.
Posted in: England happy with under-fire Manaus pitch
CarcharodonJun. 11, 2014 - 12:06PM JST
Kuwana, pretty industrial area, sadly lot of low rent characters. Times must be tough, but come on? 3 on 1 on a High School girl? ....." robbed by 3 men in Mie" there are plenty of words that could describe these cretins: cowards, losers, scoundrels, jerks, asses, wimps, creeps. Its a travesty of the word "man" to call them that.
Posted in: High school student beaten, robbed by 3 men in Mie
CarcharodonMay. 29, 2014 - 07:13PM JST
To quote Biff Tannen in "Back to the future II"
Imagine his voice saying this.
Oh yeah, sure, right, that's rich, ha ha
Oh yeah, sure, right, that's rich, ha ha
Kerry is a numpty.
Posted in: Kerry tells Snowden to 'man up' and come home to stand trial
Aug. 01, 2014 - 10:41AM JST
I think a huge factor that showed non-smoking places to consume food can be successful was…
Posted in: Japan's smoking rate drops to record low
Sounds like a great way to kill the golden goose.
Instead, corruption and spending need to…
Posted in: Japan must hike sales taxes again to conquer debt: IMF
Aug. 01, 2014 - 10:40AM JST
Nonsense. What you're seeing here is that people are merely reluctant to SAY they're smoking.
Japan cannot liquidate these foreign assets, partly because they have a collateral effect. Also, selling these…
Aug. 01, 2014 - 10:36AM JST
Quick question. Where did the money go? Please bear in mind that Japan is the largest…